A. J. Brown (actor)

Alfred John "A. J." Brown (14 September 1897 – 29 January 1978) was an English theatre, film and television actor.[1][2]

A. J. Brown
Actor A.J. Brown.jpg
Born
Alfred John Brown

(1897-09-14)14 September 1897
Died29 January 1978(1978-01-29) (aged 80)
Westminster, London, England
Occupationactor

The obituarist in The Times noted that Brown fought in both World Wars, winning the Military Cross in the First. He was intended for the legal profession, but abandoned his father's solicitor's practice in the early 1920s in favour of the stage. His theatre successes included Michael Frayn's comedies Alphabetical Order and Donkey's Years, in the second of which he was performing at the time of his sudden death.[3]

He appeared in many British television series and films including The Adventures of Robin Hood, Dixon of Dock Green, Bomb in the High Street, The Trials of Oscar Wilde, Lord Jim, Out of the Unknown, Emergency – Ward 10, The Avengers and Hands of the Ripper.[4][5]

Screen creditsEdit

Title Year Role Notes
The Princess in Kensington 1952 The Archbishop of Canterbury TV Short
The Adventures of Robin Hood 1955-1957 Uncle George Fitzwalter / Abbot / Sir Edward de Courcey 3 episodes
The Chertsey Apprentice 1956 Percy Sykes TV movie
Dixon of Dock Green 1956-1957 Alderman Mayhew / Mr. Armour 2 episodes
ITV Play of the Week 1956-1962 Edward / Harry Freeman / Judge Advocate / The Statue 4 episodes
BBC Sunday Night Theatre 1957 Roger Crawford Episode: "Myself a Stranger"
The First Mrs. Fraser 1957 Philip Logan TV movie
Five Names for Johnny 1957 Coroner Episode: "The Accusation"
Target 1958 Episode: "Turmoil"
Dial 999 1959 Unknown / Fowles 2 episodes
Emergency – Ward 10 1959 Harry Wright 3 episodes
Mr. Bossom's Day 1959 Curtis TV movie
The Probation Officer 1959-1961 Judge Kempton 12 episodes
Edgar Wallace Mysteries 1960 Commandant of Police Episode: "Clue of the Twisted Candle"
Portrait of Man 1960 Doctor TV movie
The Trials of Oscar Wilde 1960 Justice Collins Film
Bootsie and Snudge 1960 Sir Hector Macdonald Episode: "Civvy Street"
A Circle of Deception 1960 Frank Bowen Film
No Man's Island 1960 Captain Cork 2 episodes
BBC Sunday-Night Play 1961 Coroner Episode: "Scene of the Accident"
Family Solicitor 1961 William Naylor 6 episodes
Bomb in the High Street 1961 Nightwatchman Film
Crying Down the Lane 1962 Justice Haslam Unknown episode
The Traitors 1962 Minister Film
Suspense 1962 Dr. Rapier Episode: "Virus X"
Once Aboard the Lugger... 1963 Captain Cork Episode: "The Girl Arrives"
First Night 1963 Judge Episode: "Do Me No Favours"
Woman of Straw 1964 Third Executive Film, Uncredited
The Barnstormers 1964 Alderman Purbeck 2 episodes
The Massingham Affair 1964 Judge Unknown episode
Walk a Tightrope 1964 Magistrate Film
Compact 1965 Enoch Farrar 2 episodes
Lord Jim 1965 Magistrate Film
The Sullavan Brothers 1964-1965 Mr. Justice Ryner 8 episodes
The Mind of the Enemy 1965 Berridge 4 episodes
Heiress of Garth 1965 Mr. Acherley Unknown episode
Out of the Unknown 1965 Judge Episode: "The Midas Plague"
Dr. Finlay's Casebook 1966 Sir James Nicol-Scorgie Episode: "Free Medicine"
The Liars 1966 Hector Cathie 1 episode
Sergeant Cork 1964-1966 Sir Edward / John Thor 3 episodes
The Man in Room 17 1966 Peter Hendy Episode: "Where There's a Will"
United! 1966 Justice Lenworth 1 episode
The Avengers 1966-1967 Dr. Gibson / Dawson 2 episodes
The Forsyte Saga 1967 Roger Forsyte 5 episodes
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1967 Prof. Esdaile Episode: "The Chemistry of Love"
The Gamblers 1967 Magistrate Episode: "How Well Do You Know This Man?"
Vanity Fair 1967 Bute Crawley 2 episodes
The Very Merry Widow 1967-1968 Mr. Tiffin 3 episodes
Ten Days That Shook the World 1967 Voice, TV Documentary
City '68 1968 Episode: "Love Thy Neighbour"
The ITV Play 1968 Uncle Oliver Epsidoe: "Sarah"
ITV Playhouse 1968 Auctioneer Episode: "Rogues' Gallery: The Tale of Lancelot Wishart"
Resurrection 1968 Ivanov Episode: "Dmitri"
Softly, Softly 1969 James Russell Episode: "Right to Search"
Imperial Palace 1969 Dennis Dover 2 episodes
W. Somerset Maugham 1969 Sir Augustus Fitzherbert Episode: "Lord Mountdrago"
Battle of Britain 1969 Air Observer Film, Uncredited
Hadleigh 1969 Sir George Withy Episode: "Patron of the Arts"
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) 1970 Judge Episode: "Could You Recognise the Man Again?"
The Last Grenade 1970 Governor Film, Uncredited
Clegg 1970 Joseph Valentine Film
She Follows Me About 1970 The Bishop TV movie
Jamie 1971 Mr. Hudson Episode: "The Devil's Rookery"
Hands of the Ripper 1971 Rev. Anderson Film
Villains 1972 Judge Voice / Uncredited
3 episodes
Thriller 1973 Judge Episode: "The Colour of Blood"
Within These Walls 1974 George Episode: "Guessing Game"
The Morecambe & Wise Show 1971-1974 Mr. Howe / The Connoisseurs Host 2 episodes
Father Brown 1974 Augustus Aylmer Episode: "The Dagger with Wings"
Second Time Around 1974 Registrar Episode: "Oh Happy, Happy Wedding Day"
Flame 1975 Chairman of the Board Film, (final film role)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A. J. Brown".
  2. ^ "A. J. Brown - Theatricalia".
  3. ^ "Mr A. J. Brown", The Times, 15 February 1978, p. 12
  4. ^ "A. J. Brown - Movies and Filmography - AllMovie".
  5. ^ "A. J. Brown".

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